Air Quality Advisories

Updated 8:33 AM July 7, 2015

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory issued July 5 for Metro Vancouver and extending it to the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter, due to smoke from wildfires outside our region. This advisory is expected to continue until there is a change in the current weather.

Environment Canada

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has issued a Wildfire Smoke Advisory for the sea-to-sky corridor and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting areas from Howe Sound through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton and surrounding areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperature change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change.

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Burnaby Recreation Credit Program

More information: Recreation Credit Program staff at 604-320-2227

Strapped for cash but still eager to be active? Then check out the Burnaby Recreation Credit Program, a social-assistance incentive offered by the city in partnership with Burnaby Community Connections. Recreation Credit can be used at Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services facilities for programs and admission services. There are some exceptions such as golf and private lesson.

Burnaby's Recreation Credit Program offers you a choice. The credit system consists of a dollar amount, registered in the computer system under your name. You can use it to sign up for any Parks and Recreation program or to purchase a punchcard or pass for admission to swimming pools, skating rinks, fitness classes, indoor cycling or weight rooms. As you purchase programs or passes using the credit program, the cost of these services are deducted from your total credit balance.

The credit amount is valid for one year from the time your application is processed. You will receive a confirmation letter and the credit expires one year from the date shown in the letter. It is up to you to re-apply each year. Unused credits will be removed from your account at the end of the Recreation Credit year.Credit applicants may apply for and receive credit once a year. The credit has no real cash value. Refunds will be returned to your account as credit.

To qualify, you must be a Burnaby resident and fit one of these categories:

  • Receive income assistance from the Ministry of Social Development 
  • Receive income assistance from Community Living BC
  • Receive income from the Resettlement Assistance Program 
  • Individual with Disability Tax Credit Certificate. For these individuals, the qualifying gross income for low income is increased by the amount of their Disability tax credit 
  • Are a low-income individual, couple or family 

Persons do not qualify if interest earned is greater than $100.00 per adult per year; or if RRSP contributions greater than $1000.00/family have been made in the year of application.

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